COLUMBUS — According to the latest figures today from the Ohio Department of Health, the state is reporting 783,158 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, to date — 2,176 more than reported Sunday, including 133 new cases in the Mahoning Valley.
The weekly volume of virus testing statewide continues a slump that began in late November. The average percent of positive tests, however, also continues to trend downward and has reached its lowest point since early November.
As of Saturday, agencies statewide have administered an average 10,921 fewer tests per day in January than in December.
CASES, DEATHS AND HOSPITALIZATIONS
There have been 18,058 confirmed and probable cases to date in Mahoning County; 13,273 in Trumbull; and 7,618 in Columbiana. There have been 339 confirmed and probable deaths to date in Mahoning County; 326 in Trumbull; and 125 in Columbiana.
Since yesterday’s report, there have been 59 new cases in Mahoning County; 39 in Trumbull; and 35 in Columbiana.
Mahoning County's 339 COVID-19 deaths is the 8th-highest among all Ohio's 88 counties, according to the state's COVID-19 dashboard, which presents confirmed cases, hospitalizations and deaths in each county.
Mahoning County has the 11th-highest number of cumulative cases in the state; Trumbull has the 17th-highest; and Columbiana has the 28th-highest.
Ohio also is reporting 115,921 "probable cases” statewide, which is an expanded case definition provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Statewide, 46,438 people have been hospitalized to date, 6,709 of whom were placed in intensive care units. There also have been 10,000 confirmed deaths to date, along with another 1,230 “probable deaths."
TESTING AND RECOVERY
As of Saturday, 1,222,723 coronavirus tests were administered in January in Ohio, an average of about 40,757 per day. A total of 1,602,026 tests were administered in December, an average of about 51,678 per day.
The seven-day moving average for positive tests was 8 percent on Saturday. That’s below the average 15 percent reported the first week of January, the most recent peak. That average percent's all-time low of 3 percent was reported in early October; the all-time high of 23.6 percent was reported April 20.
Statewide, 786,249 COVID-19 patients are presumed to have recovered from the virus. That includes 15,939 patients in Mahoning County; 11,816 in Trumbull; and 6,606 in Columbiana. That metric is measured as the number of COVID-19 patients whose symptoms reportedly began more than 21 days ago but who have not died.
As of today, 853,965 Ohioans have received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, including 18,569 in Mahoning County, 13,686 in Trumbull and 6,868 in Columbiana. Statewide, that's an increase of about 30,126 vaccinations from Sunday.